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Joseph Conrad by George Charles Beresford [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsDespite this choice, Conrad's assumption of a British identity was complex. Conrad's writing, at least, was never inherently 'English', but is rather littered with figures who cross national borders, de-stabilize accepted identities, and embrace the heterogeneity of global cultures -- all this despite the occasional ideological misgiving that have since provoked accusations of racism and pro-imperialism. Conrad's career in the maritime industry took him across seas to numerous continents, and his travels across a globalized world provided him with a huge reservoir of experience upon which he drew when he turned to his writing career in the second half of his life, from the 1890s until he died in 1924. Conrad's novels, short stories and novellas are set in locations as various as South America, the Belgian Congo, Russia, London, and Singapore, and many never move beyond the deck of the ship upon which his characters are enrolled. However, it is interesting to note that Conrad's two careers, maritime and literary, never really overlapped -- Conrad only started writing after he had almost entirely given...
Read the essay: Joseph Conrad by Dominic Davies
# Title Description Contributor
1 Modernist Prefaces

Dr Sarah Copland on how Modernist writers such as Henry James and Joseph Conrad used the form of...

Dennis Duncan, Sarah Copland
2 Joseph Conrad and Postcoloniality - Part 2: Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim

Professor Peter McDonald talks to Great Writers Inspire about the Post/Colonial aspects of...

Peter McDonald
3 Joseph Conrad and Postcoloniality - Part 1: Conrad and Chinua Achebe

Professor Peter McDonald talks to Great Writers Inspire about the Post/Colonial aspects of...

Peter McDonald
# Essay Title Description Contributor
1 Colonial Writers - Introduction

The title of the 'Post/Colonial' section of the Great Writers Inspire website is intended to...

Dominic Davies
2 Joseph Conrad

Born to Apollo and Ewelina Korzeniowski in 1857 in the Ukraine, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was an...

Dominic Davies
# Title Description Author
1 Nostromo

ebook version of Nostromo

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
2 Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’

ebook version of Nigger of the ‘Narcissus’

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
3 Lord Jim

ebook version of Lord Jim

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
4 The Inheritors: An Extravagant Story

Joseph Conrad and Ford M. Hueffer (Ford Maddox Ford)

“Sardanapalus builded seven cities...

Joseph Conrad, Ford Maddox Ford
5 Romance

Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer (Ford Maddox Ford)

Joseph Conrad, Ford Maddox Ford
6 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
7 Youth: a Narrative and Two Other Stories

The medalllion Edition of the works of Joseph Conrad, Vol 6: Youth.


Joseph Conrad
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 Photograph of Joseph Conrad in 1916